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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • M1256MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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Title Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Course Code M1256
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
School School of Business and Governance
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Moira Watson | Email: Moira.Watson@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6217

Qualification Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Duration 12 months in accelerated mode or 18 months (with study over three semesters) or part-time equivalent.
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy (Singapore) ['KAPLAN-SGP'] (internal) (language of instruction: English)
Kaplan Myanmar University College (Yangon, Myanmar) ['KAPLAN-MMR'] (internal)
Murdoch University Dubai (UAE) ['DUBAI-ISC'] (internal) (language of instruction: English)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is oriented to the needs of today's and tomorrow's business leaders. The course develops specialist knowledge and skills in creating and managing global businesses, leadership, strategy, accounting, organisational behaviour, economics and finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation.
The MBA can be completed within a year of full-time study in a compressed format, or can be taken over a longer period of time if preferred. There are several intake periods each year.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher and evidence of two years of work experience; or satisfactory preparation for the course through previous study or professional experience.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Admission Requirements: Offshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher and evidence of two years of work experience; or satisfactory preparation for the course through previous study or professional experience.
Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes After completing this course you will be able to:
1 Demonstrate specialised knowledge of business administration
2 Apply specialist business administration knowledge in practical contexts
3. Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts:
4. Critically evaluate complex issues and problems to structure evidence-based conclusions
5. Demonstrate the capability to engage in lifelong learning
6. Display the capability to think inclusively across cultures and contexts
7 Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Employment Prospects This course equips graduates with professional expertise in business administration that is highly prized by employers world-wide. Murdoch MBA graduates are well-placed to pursue rewarding careers and leadership roles within business, government and non-government organisations (NGOs).
Main research areas management, economics, accounting, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, business ethics
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 36 credit points

Core Units - 30 credit points

MBS661 Global Business in the Asian Century - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

OR

MBS6611 Global Business - 6 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

MBS662 Business, Society and the Environment - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-MMR: TMB-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

MBS663 Leading the Engaged Enterprise - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-MMR: TJB-internal, TSB-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS664 Strategies for Growth and Excellence - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-MMR: TSB-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS546 Business Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-MMR: TJB-internal, TSB-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS539 Accounting for Managers - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-MMR: TMB-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS673 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-MMR: TMB-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

MBS537 Strategic Marketing Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-MMR: TSB-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS574 Strategic Research in International Markets - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS684 Managing Strategic Risk and Projects - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS686 Economics and Business Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS589 Social Enterprise, Social Innovation And Profit For Purpose - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS521 Academic Business Skills for Postgraduates - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal

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